The Noted Spots having Setsubun or Throwing Beans Festivals
Japanese enjoy Setsubun Festivals or Throwing Beans Festivals in February.
These festivals hold in some shrines and temples in the areas introduced
in this website. Setsubun Festival is one of the popular traditional festivals
in Japan. Basically, setsubun means the time when a season changes next,
it is the eve of each seasons starting. Setsubun is the last day of Daikan
(the coldest period of days in a year / winter) in lunar calendar, then
it became the special day and it is the new year day in classic. It is
February 3rd or 4th in the solar calendar now. The Setsubun is the new
year eve, people has decorated a branch of holly with a head of a sardine
on the door and has thrown some beans to evils as the celebration of the
new year days.
In Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple
, some celebrities and priests having been in the 100 days asceticism
attend throwing beans to visitors. In Mamasan Guhoji Temple
, sumo wrestlers attend it. Those people in both temples only say 'Fuku
wa Uchi (Lucky, come on!)' since they dedicate Kishimojin
(a female devil) so they never say 'Oni wa Soto (Devils, Get out!)'. Funabashi
Daijingu Shrine hold a kagura play before throwing beans. Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine
, Onjuin Temple
, Miyakubosan Koenji Temple
and so on hold the events in their site. Why don't you visit them to get
your luck in this year?
The Landmarks having Setsubun or Throwing Beans Festivals
It looks an architecutral museum since some Important Cultural Properties exist in the site.
It is famous for a gingko tree called Senbon Icho registered as the National Natural Property.
It is a popular viewing Sakura spots and Fushihime Sakura in it is very famousa.
Funabashi Daijingu Shrine
An old plum tree conated by Maeda Family blooms beautiful white blossoms
in the site.
It has excitingly beautiful large old wisterias called Choju Fuji blooming